lg tv menu keeps popping up

Your LG TV menu keeps popping up and it’s starting to annoy you? We will resolve that problem for you!

The menu could keep popping up due to features that have been enabled and not disabled afterward.

We will make sure to provide a detailed explanation in relation to each of the features that could be causing your LG TV’s menus to appear.

If your LG TV menu keeps popping up regardless of what you’re doing, then fix it by changing the “Store Mode” setting. Disable the “Home Auto Launch” feature and check if the “Simplink” is disabled.

Let’s review what are the potential causes that are making your LG TV’s menu appear out of nowhere.

Why LG TV Select The Menu Keeps Popping Up?

Your LG TV’s menu could appear due to a variety of enabled or disabled features.

Most of the features are set to detect each input and boot the menu every time this happens.

Even if you already have plugged in the inputs, they will be detected each time you start your TV.

Here are some of the features or problems that could cause the menu to appear on your LG TV randomly.

1. Store Demo Mode Activated

In the home settings, you have a feature named “Store Dome” and it would actively cause your LG TV’s menu market to pop up.

2. “Home Auto Launch” Active

Another feature that can constantly make the menu of your LG TV appear if activated is the “Home Auto Launch” setting.

3. Faulty Remote

Sometimes your remote might automatically activate the input from its buttons if the battery is running low or the menu button is stuck within.

Activating Simplink will prevent your TV from opening the menu when detecting new inputs or scanning the current ones.

5. Outdated Software

If your LG TV is running outdated firmware, the menu could appear in order to ask you to update the software.

Let’s discuss how to resolve this problem by disabling/enabling the features above and troubleshooting your setup.

How To Fix LG Smart TV Menu Keeps Popping Up?

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We assume that you’ve already tried restarting your LG TV. Regardless of that, we will still suggest you power cycle your unit in an attempt to fix the problem.

If however, the problem does not seem to be related to a false input, proceed with the solutions below:

Solution #1 Examine & Replace Remote’s Batteries

The very first thing to inspect is your remote. If a button related to the TV menu is stuck within or accidentally pressed, it would of course open the menu on your TV.

That problem could also appear if the remote batteries are near death so the first suggestion would be to replace your remote’s batteries.

Follow the instructions down below to replace the batteries of your LG TV remote:

  1. Locate the battery latch on the bottom of your remote.
  2. Press the lever slightly until the compartments pop off.
  3. Remove the old batteries and hold each button on the remote for 5 seconds.
  4. Insert the new batteries and test out your TV.
Try using the device for several minutes or for the time that the menu generally appears randomly. 

If the malfunction still seems to be there, proceed with our next solution.

activate simplink

By activating the Simplink feature of your LG TV, you will prevent your device from opening up the menu each time an input is detected.

Your TV could also open up the menu even when no new input is detected and by activating this feature, you will prevent the device from doing it at all.

Follow the instructions down below to activate Simplink:

  1. Open the settings tab of your LG TV.
  2. Go to “General” and scroll down.
  3. Locate the “Simplink” tab and press on “Activate”.

Simplink is now going to be enabled on your LG TV from now on.

Keep in mind that this will prevent the menu from opening whenever plugging any new devices or when disconnecting them.

Solution #3 Disable “Home Auto Launch”

The “Home Auto Launch” feature is going to open the menu every time you boot your LG TV.

Upon startup, you’re going to be redirected to the interactive menu of your LG smart TV and the way to prevent that is by disabling the feature.

Check the steps down below to learn how to disable the “Home Auto Launch”:

  1. Open the “All Settings” tab on your LG TV.
  2. Go to General and locate the “Additional Settings” tab.
  3. Go to “Home Settings” and search for “Home Auto Launch”.
  4. Press the feature’s button, highlight, disable and turn it off.

Once you’ve disabled the feature, you can reboot your TV to determine if the menu is going to pop up now.

If the menu appears at a different time, or you were looking for a different solution, proceed further in our guide.

Solution #4 Update Your LG Smart TV

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It is most likely that your menu keeps opening due to an unapplied update.

We suggest installing the latest available firmware to resolve the menu problem and also run the latest version of the TV’ software.

Follow the steps down below to update your LG TV:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote.
  2. Go to the Settings.
  3. Select “Software Update” on the bottom left.
  4. Wait for the firmware screen to open and tap on “Check For Updates”.
  5. Tap “Download & Install
  6. Wait for the update to be applied.

The process shouldn’t take longer than 5-10 minutes and afterward, your TV is going to restart.

Once the device boots back up, you will be running the latest update available for your LG TV.

Solution #5 Change The “Store Demo” Mode

If the store demo mode is enabled on your LG TV, then you might find yourself going back to the menu instead of receiving notifications.

This feature will boot up the menu every time instead of showing notifications from the given receiver.

Follow the instructions down below to change the store demo mode:

  1. Open up the settings on your LG TV.
  2. Go to “All Settings” and head to general.
  3. Select “Store Mode” and change it to “Home”.

This way you will not be sent to the menu any further when receiving notifications or when getting important alerts.

If your LG TV menu keeps popping up proceed with factory resetting the TV.

Solution #6 Factory Reset Your LG TV

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The most certain way to resolve issues of this type is to factory reset your LG TV.

This will clear out any bugs or reset any features you might have changed, that keep sending you to the menu.

Follow the instructions down below to factory reset your LG TV:

  1. Open the Settings on your LG TV.
  2. Select “All Settings” and then tap on general.
  3. Search for “Reset to initial settings” in the general.
  4. Confirm the process and wait for the reset.
Keep in mind that your applications and all data are going to be erased, so memorize any settings or features you wish to re-apply later. 

At this point, the problem should be gone and the menu should no longer appear out of anywhere.

To prevent your LG TV from randomly opening the menu, try power cycling the device and diagnose the remote. Enable the Simplink and change the store demo mode to “Home”. Lastly, disable the “Home Auto Launch” and update your TV to the latest firmware.

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Bottom Line:

Now that you know why the LG TV menu keeps popping up, we hope you are also able to resolve the problem with our trusty solutions.

Sometimes the entire issue comes down to a simple bug and a factory reset should definitely resolve the problem.

Nicole B